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Diablo II

Developer: Blizzard North Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
29 June 2000
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I have fond memories of playing the original "Diablo II" at my friend's house in elementary school, as my parents wouldn't buy me the game. We would replay act one over and over again, and we'd always get stuck in act two. Years later, I got my hands on "Diablo III" on PS3, but it quickly lost its luster for me. It just felt like it wasn’t worth the limited time I had to play on consoles. However, when I saw this “Diablo II” remake available for Switch, I knew I had to give it a chance.

Even though I don’t think I got any of the plot, the gameplay loop is so addictively simple that I started from killing time with it to desperately finding time to play with it.

While the graphics are vastly improved, the tiny character models make it difficult to fully appreciate the visual overhaul on mobile consoles. Despite that, I still enjoyed playing as a Necromancer (as usual). Even though I had to spam potions in the late chapters, I found the game to be relatively easy to complete, with the exception of Baal and Duriel.

The game's mechanics and progression system have aged well, and the new quality-of-life features make it more accessible to newcomers.
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A fun ARPG.

I'd played this a bit as a kid, but never got far into it. It's been fun revisiting it and getting into it. The remaster looks really nice.

Some of the stages can be annoying as the random generator can sometimes mean you'll walking around the same level for ages before your finally find the exit.
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It will be interesting to see if this game, close to its vanilla form, gets remastered at some point; Starcraft doesn't look too bad in 2018 I don't think DIablo 2 will look that bad either.

As for the game itself: another pointless, time-wasting, item grind of a game, but its visual cues are very satisfying.
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ESRB: M
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1-8 players
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Cooperative , Deathmatch / FFA
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  • Freshgrips 2023-07-05 17:57:56.321384+00
    >diablolike
    >Look inside
    >Diablo
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  • cringeybabey 2023-07-20 23:08:46.778972+00
    I find it weird that this is so much higher rated than the borderlands games, despite them both being well acclaimed outside of this site, and basically being for the same type of player.
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    • Maxwellvv 2023-07-21 05:39:42.998581+00
      idk if I would say they're for the same type of player. I find the combat in diablo a lot more satisfying than borderlands personally, and I know people who really like diablo 2 but hate borderlands so even though they're both loot collectors, it's not really the same.
    • mcluskyism 2023-08-15 04:30:36.362378+00
      It's a superior game that pretty much defined ARPGs as a whole.
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  • luna128 2023-08-29 00:48:14.501197+00
    simultaneously one of the most overrated and one of the best games of all time
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    • TheRealJimMorrison 2023-09-20 05:41:47.756938+00
      ????
    • luna128 2024-02-09 17:36:15.824756+00
      I still believe it
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  • Dimiko 2023-10-11 16:18:44.482441+00
    Started playing this today, feels turbo relaxing
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  • crystlvision 2023-11-06 06:48:18.562866+00
    this game is amazing but holy shit the coop experience, at least for my girlfriend and i, was dogshit
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    • crystlvision 2023-11-06 06:51:37.112077+00
      specifically just the scaling and item sharing but mainly the scaling. we played on normal the entire game but most of the enemies were either a. WAY too tanky to the point where levelling was such a fucking chore or b. some bosses/mobs would just delete us instantly…
      and the exp wasn’t really rewarding whatsoever, especially considering how tanky most of the enemies felt but regardless, the skills were really fun to use and the game is beautiful and very, very unique. but the gameplay experience would sometimes just get ruined by the enemy scaling.
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  • anton_zn 2023-11-11 00:52:38.556537+00
    Wow, I played it in my childhood and it was so cool back then. I understand why the game was so popular in 2000s, but now it feels monotonous and even a boring clicker. There are much better RPGs for sure.
    Music is gorgeous even today though.
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  • TheRealJimMorrison 2023-11-29 12:29:20.696169+00
    PD2 is a massive game-changer
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    • mcluskyism 2023-12-14 21:48:08.099988+00
      I wish I could look at it for more than 30 seconds. The gfx filters make me nauseous. Its a shame bc its easily the best D2 mod out there
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